Share this entry

unvirtuous Line breaks: un|vir¦tu¦ous
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈvəːtʃʊəs/
/ʌnˈvəːtjʊəs/

Definition of unvirtuous in English:

adjective

Not having or showing high moral standards: if our actions are unvirtuous the results will be negative
More example sentences
  • The classical moral categories of action are ethical vs. unethical, just vs. unjust and virtuous vs. unvirtuous.
  • Here is a city where we've dreamt brilliantly of virtue while doing spectacularly unvirtuous things.
  • Schadenfreude is an unvirtuous emotion of which we should be ashamed.

Definition of unvirtuous in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources